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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Department of Navy, Defense.

ACTION:

Notice to add a system of records.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Navy proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

DATES:

The changes will be effective on March 24, 2008 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Privacy Act Officer, Mrs. Doris Lama, Department of the Navy, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mrs. Doris Lama at (202) 685-6545.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense notices for systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above.

The proposed systems reports, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, were submitted on February 13, 2008, to the Start Printed Page 9550House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A-130, “Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,” dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427).

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February 14, 2008.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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SYSTEM NAME:

Navy Chaplain Privileged Counseling Files.

SYSTEM LOCATION:

Organizational elements of the Department of the Navy. Official mailing addresses are published in the Standard Navy Distribution List that is available at: http://doni.daps.dla.mil/​sndl.aspx.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

Navy and Marine Corps members, their dependents and other individuals who have received pastoral counseling from Navy chaplains.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

Confidential records compiled by a Navy chaplain to document his/her counseling duties.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

10 U.S.C. 5013, Secretary of the Navy; 10 U.S.C. 5041, Headquarters, Marine Corps; and SECNAVINST 1320.9, Confidential Communications to Chaplains.

PURPOSE(S):

For Navy chaplains to provide and document confidential pastoral care given to counselees.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses:

In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:

The DOD “Blanket Routine Uses” also apply to this system of records.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

STORAGE:

Paper and electronic media.

RETRIEVABILITY:

Counselee's name.

SAFEGUARDS:

Records are maintained in secure, limited access, or monitored areas. Physical entry by unauthorized persons is restricted through the use of locks, guards, passwords, or other administrative procedures. Access to personal information is limited to those individuals who require the records to perform their official assigned duties.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

When no longer needed, chaplain will destroy documents by shredding or other means that leave the information unrecognizable.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

Chief of Chaplains, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the chaplain who provided the service. Official mailing addresses are published in the Standard Navy Distribution List that is available at: http://doni.daps.dla.mil/​sndl.aspx.

The request should include full name, date of service, and address of the individual concerned and should be signed.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the chaplain who provided the service. Official mailing addresses are published in the Standard Navy Distribution List that is available at http://doni.daps.dla.mil/​sndl.aspx.

The request should include full name, date of service, and address of the individual concerned and should be signed.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

The Navy's rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5211.5; 32 CFR part 701; or may be obtained from the system manager.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Individual and chaplain.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:

None.

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[FR Doc. E8-3289 Filed 2-20-08; 8:45 am]

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